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by RokPak » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:08 pm

I really liked Flo: the smarter way to check temperature.

Parents and especially new parents are going to buy any kind of tech that will help them keep their baby safe. It is such a great idea. I am sure there will be a lot more products for babies and new parents, and they will definitely do well if the product is half descent.
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by gabriel » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:16 pm

jamesmade wrote:It's not necessarily the most interesting or groundbreaking project, but I came across Ruggie, an alarm clock shaped like a small rug that you need to get up and stand on to turn off. I'm personally not much of a morning person and have been trying to get into a better routine and I thought this could be a funny and pretty effective way to drag my ass out of bed :)

Co-Founder | MADE ... -x-bespoke

Hi there.

There is something I have to say about 'Ruggie'.

I think that this project is a rip off of an original idea that surfaced in 2007 and is documented
as such in many different web sites, including this: ... arm-clock/.

I don't know either of the creators, but I know one thing: one would hopefully agree that all creators have the obligation to check for previous work and at least acknowledge it in their new designs.

True, the nature of the design work these days is such that it is difficult to avoid existing details and elements already embedded elsewhere.

What sets 'Ruggie' aside, and not in a a good sense, is that it is an unacknowledged carbon copy of the 2007 design. Oh, and the way the campaign was designed to include details about famous people's sleeping habits is ridiculous and completely unnecessary. Then not only this guy made a nice sum on Kickstarter but he repeated it on Indiegogo. On the latter he gave no updates and answered no comments. I hope I'm wrong but this does not look good for the supporters.

Sorry for all the gloom.
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by danielsetton » Fri May 13, 2016 11:41 am

I've recently backed a couple of cool projects... each for different reasons:

1. Wiivv - 3d printed custom insoles. I loved this project as custom insoles are usually really expensive and after a year or so they wear out. Having custom insoles printed for just $75 is great (btw they just shipped!) but having my data stored for next time is incredible for me.

2. Olo - Still with 3d printing, this is an unbelievable project and I hope they pull through. I actually ordered 4 of these home 3d printers that connect to your phone. As I'm in the jewelry business (, 3d printing is close to home and new developments in the industry are always exciting.

3. Magic Coin Pouch (see link in signature) - Just backed this today... A super cool accessory for comfortably carrying coins. I've been a big fan of Paperwallet for a while and I've had one of their super thin Tyvek artist wallets for a couple of years now. The coin pouch is a cool idea and I look forward to getting rid of that annoying jangle of coins in my pocket!
Just launched and already exploding!!! Check out the magic coin pouch on Kickstarter:

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by enikö » Thu May 19, 2016 3:39 pm

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Please, contribute to my research and help my goal which is to collect the thoughts of the crowd and shape the future crowdfunding campaigns to serve the interest of the investors more and increase the success rates.

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by Backerpress » Sun May 22, 2016 12:36 pm

Hey Everyone!

After backing more then 100 projects on Kickstarter it is really quite difficult to pick a most interesting. Most of them were related to advancements and innovations in technology based products, but I would have to dig into the archives to pick out those top projects :)


Kind Regards,

Team Backerpress!

by musicguy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:41 am

I'm really passionate about music campaigns, but I'd say the most interesting was:

Robot Turtles (board game to teach kids programming skills) ... programmer

It's done so well, I can now find the game at Target :)
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by alexryn » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:16 am

I would say the "Where is the Flux"? About the most mysterious star in the galaxy. It's a super interesting project with fascinating science being made: ... escription
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by Lethgend » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:34 am

Im quite new at kickstarter, I've only backed small campaigns. I would say "t clamp" is my fav.
I hope they will reach there goal. They have only got 6% and have 14 days to go.

My second fav would be Sarita. Really smart!.
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by Hanlie » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:36 am

Hi, my name is Hanlie

I supported Pride in Our Prides: Can A Story Save the African Lion? on They reached their goal amount and then a supported said he would match their $3,000 goal with another $3,000! Hope I would be so lucky on my campaign with Philippe Ingels which we launched 4 days ago on Kickstarter, although I am quite worried at the moment as the pledges are slow to come.
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by raphael » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:08 pm

I backed this project called Velara Warriors - female action figures for children. pretty cool elemental warriors. a friend of mine created it.
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